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Did you know that the important colonial cities of Lima, Peru, Mexico City, Mexico, and Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, had majority African and African-descended populations in the 1600s? From Pedro Alonso Niño, a Spaniard of African descent who arrived in the Caribbean with Christopher Columbus in 1492, to the nineteenth-century writer Joaquim Machado de Assis (Brazil) and twentieth-century stars like Celia Cruz (Cuba), Africans and their descendants have played a vital role in the history and culture of Latin America.
Join us for a Black History Month celebration that explores how Afro-Latin Americans have shaped the Americas from the beginning of European colonization to the present day. Lunch will be served. Aims employees, students, and faculty are welcome.
Space is limited to 40 people. Please reserve your place by using the Register button above. The registration deadline is February 21.